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Best trails in Monocacy National Battlefield

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Looking for a great trail in Monocacy National Battlefield, Maryland? AllTrails has 5 great walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Monocacy National Battlefield ranging from 0.8 to 7.4 miles and from 242 to 436 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Civil War Battle that Saved Washington, D.C. In the summer of 1864, General Jubal Early led Confederate forces towards Washington, D.C. and threatened to capture the capital city. On July 9, Union troops under General Lew Wallace met Early's forces on the banks of the Monocacy. At Monocacy National Battlefield, visitors can experience this and other stories of the past in a landscape that has changed little since the 19th century.

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Map of trails in Monocacy National Battlefield
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
301-662-3515
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Brooks Hill Loop and Thomas Farm Loop Trails
Monocacy National Battlefield
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Thomas Farm and Middle Ford Ferry Trails. This is a two part trail. Thomas Farm trail is 1.75 miles and Middle Ford Ferry trail is .25 mile. Thomas Farm-This trail covers the part of the battlefieldShow more
#2 - Brooks Hill Loop Trail
Monocacy National Battlefield
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 58 m
Brooks Hill Loop Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily useShow more
#3 - Ford Loop Trail
Monocacy National Battlefield
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 42 m
Ford Loop Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#4 - Gambrill Mill Trail
Monocacy National Battlefield
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
As of April 2020, part of the trail is closed for construction. Show more
#5 - Thomas Farm Loop Trail
Monocacy National Battlefield
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 47 m
Thomas Farm Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frederick, Maryland that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more